Management Team

Philip Whittaker

Chief Executive Officer

Philip oversees the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of the Group, and has previously served as Commercial Director and Strategic Advisor to the Group. He was previously the CEO of Attractions and Chief Commercial Officer of Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, where he oversaw a portfolio of attractions including KidZania Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, Legoland Malaysia Resort, Adventure Waterpark, The Els Club Golf Courses and the destination marketing for leading integrated resort Desaru Coast. Prior to this he served in various marketing, commercial and operations roles with Warner Village Theme Parks, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Goodwill Games and has also successfully founded and managed leading marketing agencies.

Wesley Rae

Director of Operations

Wes is a chartered Civil Engineer from the UK. His international minded project management approach has been quite instrumental in growing Sim Leisure's business into a complete solution provider. Wes is responsible for the group's securing and execution of high profile projects such as Universal Studios, Yas Island Waterworld, Legoland, Wahooo, Ski Dubai and Motiongate.

Josie Booth

General Manager

Josie is a well-respected member of the team with over 10 years' experience in marketing, sales and maangement in the USA and UAE in the creative design industry. Josie leads Sim Leisure in international business and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the company in the UAE. She is proficient in technical design and excellent with contract negotiation.

Looi Tuck Meng

Head of Finance

Looi Tuck Meng oversees the financial and accounting aspects of Sim Leisure Group and its subsidiaries since January 2023. He previously served as the Group's Corporate and Finance Advisor. Prior to joining Sim Leisure Group, Looi served in senior corporate and finance roles for various public-listed companies in Malaysia.

Milan Vanek

Head of Adventure Park Development

Milan Vanek oversees the installation process of rope courses and attractions, establishes safety operations procedures and performs safety audits on our attractions and equipment. He has over 15 years of experience in installation of high-ropes courses / adventure parks and auditing roles across Europe and Asia. Milan ensures all project designs, installation and operating procedures are in compliance with the benchmark of international standards. He holds Level 3 Inspections and Maintenance Standards and Level 2 Safety Inspector certificates under the Association for Challenge Course Technology.

Johann Lim Noordin

Senior Manager, Park Operations

Johann is responsible for overseeing the operations management, administration and government and stakeholder relations for the ESCAPE Park in Penang. Having worked for the group since 2009, Johann has worked in a range of roles across different companies within the group including Executive Assistant to the CEO, IT Manager and Park Operations Manager.

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